He's Looking For A Good Offline RPG For PC. Skyrim Doesn't Count

He's played Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amalur. Now commenter Lucas is hungry for more role-playing games for the PC that don't involve him dealing with other people. Help him!

Yos! Can anyone list any good offline RPGs for PC? Besides Skyrim and Kingdoms of Amular (My brother has one I have the other). All the games I'm interested in are online games, which isn't bad I just don't want to play online. Final Fantasy XIV, TERA, Phantasy Star Online 2 — I want to play these games, just offline. There's nothing wrong with Online titles but eventually I have to party up with some people, beg for some help, try and sell myself and why I'd be good for a party... I don't wanna. Looking for something where I can see a change an armour too (if possible), as I get new gear. Love visually seeing the character get stronger as the game draws to an end.

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    How about KoTOR? Or Baldur's Gate? Or the Witcher? Or Planescape: Torment? Or Mount & Blade?

      - KOTOR is excellent. If you haven't played it, shame on you! :D

        The game defines RPG for me. It's not too complex, nor too simplified, the characters are among the best in videogames and it is just a fantastic game.

          Really it was the story that did it for me. The game was super fun, don't get me wrong, but I just got engrossed by the experience of playing the game and that was put it in the top few must-play games for me.

    try Plainscape Torment, it's a fairly old game but you can get it from GoG.com. the whole game is about finding out the history of one person (and figuring why he can't die... permanently).

    Exile III!

      Me and my friends pumped soooo much time into Exile III. Loved it!

        I'm glad i'm not the only one.. I might even check out the 3rd (!) remake of the first Exile, forgotten the name of it but it was released December of last year.

    I haven't even played it yet, yet I can wholeheartedly recommend Planescape Torment right here and now.

    Easy answer is Witcher 1 & 2.

      ^^ This

      Also, Dragon Age: Origins

      ^ Go no further than this answer.

    Stalker is sort of FPS/RPG, and very highly recommended for people who like a challenge
    The Ys series are great
    I didn't like Witcher, but many others did, so there's that.

    Darksiders 2 is much more RPG'ish than it's predecessor

    - Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Nier, Infinite Undiscovery, Lost Odyssey, Resonance Of Fate, Demon/Dark Souls, Disgaea 4, Valkyria Chronicles, Star Ocean:The Last Hope.

    Darksiders II is really awesome so far also!

    But If I would recommend just one, it would be Eternal Sonata. It is beautiful and the battle system is excellent! Hope this helps! :D

      It mentionsa t the start he's looking for PC offline RPGs, pretty sure at least a couple of those were console only.

        - My mistake. But still those non-PC games shouldn't be missed.

    Let's not forget the Deus Ex series too! The original was amazing, and DX:HR was okay too.

    If you don't mind going a bit oldschool (10 years) then there's Arcanum, Diablo 2, System Shock

    There's also the Mass Effect series.
    And of course, Fallout 3 / New Vegas.

      Oh lord, how I've forgotten about Arcanum. The first top down RPG I ever played all the way to the end. By far one of my favourite games.

    Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines remains one of my favorite RPG's of all time, just make sure to patch it, because it's release was rushed as the studio that designed it crumbled.

    If only DIII was what it should have been hey... Anyhow, I put in another vote for the Witcher series. Class acts by a great independent dev. Some people don't like the combat system, but once you understand it is really a good challenging game - much more so than clickclickclickclickclick OMG POTIONS clickclickclick.

    Anyhow... Also DRM free so can share with your bro, half the cost man!

      The combat system really makes it, once you get into it. Actually requires some planning to go into a fight or you may very likely die.

      Definitely give it a go. Read the book too (if that is your thing) because it is cool, and makes the game cooler.

    Dragon Age, AND Dragon Age 2 (It's not that bad. Seriously). Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas. Baldurs gate 1 and 2. Planescape: Torment. The list goes on. These things were my bread and butter for YEARS!

    I've got a big soft spot for the Neverwinter Nights 2 Expansion Storm of Zehir. I love how old school it feels, with it's open explorable map, a party made up purely of your own characters (4 out of the box, but there are ways to tweak it to make 6 like Icewind Dale) and a rather simple dungeon-crawling plot.

    And perma-death! How many RPG's these day actually have a character snuff it when they fall to 0 HP? Well, until you you drag their bodies back to a temple or get a high enough level to cast Raise Dead that is xD

    The obvious ones are already said. Witcher hands down. How about Neverwinter Nights?

    Going with
    Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines
    Least controversial pick I can think of, people don't like or do like so many other possibilites,
    (eg. myself and a lot of mates think Bethesda games are boring and often bad and bioware is extreeeemmeely overrated *flame shields go!*)
    but practically everyone I've talked to likes this game, and if they don't, it's nearly always because of the bugs issues rather than plot/story/gameplay/game systems. Download the latest patches and fan patches and away you go! Fantastic game that could have been legendary with more development time.

    Baldur's Gate Enhanced Edition should be out within a month (I think). Planescape Torment is great, but if you didn't play any of those Bioware games from the late 90's and early 2000's (and thus dunno what to expect) then the UI and game as a whole might feel too dated.

    STALKER. All of them. Awesome. As much RPG as FPS, kind of in the way DayZ is.

    Fallout New Vegas. I sunk about 300 hours into that game.

    Its been said ^up there^ already, but I'm putting more votes toward Vampire : the Masquarede : Bloodlines.
    Also, Dragon Age Origins, Neverwinter Nights, Fallout : New Vegas, Witcher 1 and 2.

    If your're interested in an ARPG, give Torchlight, Krater, and Titan Quest a go.

    Witcher 2 for sure.


    The most under appreciated game of all time!

      I loved Arcanum at the time, I can still remember the cultured orc lecturing on tea and the burgeomot plant. But after buying it from GOG a year or so ago I found it unplayable - the interface and 'feel' (ie - animations and control smoothness) had not aged well at all.

    I absolutely second Baldur's gate, hit up the enhanced edition that comes out very soon!

    Fallout 1+2 and Metal Replicants rampage. Arcanum was pretty cool too.

    Neverwinter Nights 2 is actually pretty sortof amazing, as is the expansion.

    ALso, something that was very underrated was Alpha Protocol. It's a lot more linear, but has enough rpg type elements to be considered.

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